Rachel Uranga

Reporter (Manufacturing, Trade, Retail)

Email: ruranga@labusinessjournal.com
Phone: 323-549-5225 Extension: 251

Recent Stories

Valence Links Black Professionals

TECH: Upfront leads $2.5 million raise to support social network startup

The team at Valence Enterprises looks to connect black professionals.

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Ports in a Storm

LA, Long Beach are feeling the impact of tariffs

Port of Los Angeles head Gene Seroka warns of consequences from the U.S.-China trade war.

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Hope, Hope, Hope

To win back holiday shoppers, LA’s malls will go all out this season

L.A.’s malls seek to entice holiday shoppers this season with celebrities, cocktails and parties.

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Imports Plummet at San Pedro Bay as U.S.-China Trade War Drags On

The nation’s two busiest ports saw imports plummet in September when a range of Chinese goods were hit with a 15% tariff. Imports dropped 14% in September — the worst decline in more than a year.

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Smart & Final Revamps Ecommerce

Grocer aims to provide personalized experience

Smart & Final Stores revamps online shopping portals and mobile apps.

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Jakks Tops Expectations

Toymaker sees sales surge 18% thanks to ‘Frozen 2’

Walt Disney Co.’s “Frozen 2” doesn’t leave Jakks Pacific out in the cold.

Sneaker Attack

Ntwrk blends streetwear style with a QVC approach

Ntwrk’s Aaron Levant and Jamie Iovine look to sell streetwear with a QVC approach.

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Salon App Boulevard Makes the Cut

TECH: Booking service enters crowded space

Salon booking service Boulevard raised $11 million in Series A funding, the company announced Nov. 4.

Beyond Meat Thinks Bigger

FOOD: Confidence grows after posting first profit

After his company reported its first quarterly profit, Beyond Meat’s Ethan Brown is looking to go global.

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Mattel Shares Rise on Strong Quarter, New CFO

Mattel shares surged in after-hours trading on better-than-expected earnings for the third quarter and news that the company plans to hire a new chief financial officer.

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